Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Policing

To Serve and Protect

Explore how local and state police keep our communities safe through the Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Policing program at DeVry University. Our online or hybrid Policing Specialization will demonstrate the essential practices used by local and state authorities to ensure public safety, respond to emergencies and maintain order in the community.

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Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Justice Administration with Policing Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.

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What You'll Learn

The Policing Specialization covers the following:

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    Law and Government

    Understand laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and political processes.
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    Sociology

    Understand group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, ethnicity and cultures.
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    Psychology

    Observe and interpret personality, interests, learning and motivation, then apply psychological research methods.
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    Complex Problem Solving

    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
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    Observation

    Identify information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
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    Public Safety and Security

    Gain knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures and strategies to promote effective local, state and national security for the protection of people, data, property and institutions.
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    Administration and Management

    Understand the fundamental management theories that drive organizations and programs forward. Develop skills in leadership, planning, project management, and resource management.

Your Financial Aid Options

Learn about scholarships, grants and loans that can help make your tuition more affordable.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Policing Specialization may consider careers such asa:

  • Detective Investigator

  • Police Patrol Officer

  • Public Safety Officer

  • Security Officer

  • State Trooper

Program-Specific Courses

Policing

CRMJ450 Terrorism Investigation
CRMJ420 Criminal Investigation
JADM400 Interviewing and Interrogation
JADM403 Cybercrime
JADM413 Police Administration

Core Degree Courses

Justice Administration Foundation

CRMJ300 Criminal Justice
CRMJ310 Law Enforcement
CRMJ315 Juvenile Justice
CRMJ320 Theory and Practice of Corrections
CRMJ400 Criminology
CRMJ410 Criminal Law and Procedure
CRMJ425 Ethics and Criminal Justice
JADM200 Introduction to Criminal Law
JADM240 Introduction to the Criminal Courts
JADM250 Police Report Writing
JADM270 Correctional Counseling
JADM300 Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems
JADM310 Drugs and Society
JADM330 Victimology
JADM340 Criminal Evidence
JADM350 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Senior Project

JADM490 Senior Project I
JADM494 Senior Project II

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities1

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics

One of:

HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
HUMN304 Multi-Ethnic Humanities

Social Sciences

POLI330 Political Science
SOCS185 Culture and Society

One of:

SOCS325 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI228 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Business

MGMT404 Project Management

Computing

COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab

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aDeVry's Justice Administration bachelor's degree program and any of its specializations are educational programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or as a police officer with any particular local, state, federal, or international agency- please be advised that additional qualifications are likely to be required. Applicants for jobs in the justice administration field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, drug and/or alcohol testing, physical and/or psychological examinations and credit checks. Unsatisfac­tory screening results may result in denial of an offer for a position in the criminal justice related field. Before enrolling in a Justice Administration program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements.
1Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.